MBP & External Monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jas123, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Jas123 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Just wondering if I should limit myself to a 22 Inch, Would a 24 inch or any size be okay? Also will heat increase with the size of the monitor? Thanks.
  2. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

    TwinCities Dan

    May 19, 2008
    Double Parked out front of the Courthouse
    Pretty sure you can use whatever size you want...
  3. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    My MacBook Pro is connected to a 24" and I was planning to get a 30" for a time.
  4. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2008
    Downtown San Diego
    I'm in love with my 23" ACD. Besides being very easy on the eyes, it takes up a bit less space than a typical 24" @ the same resolution, and at the same time having a higher DPI which makes dual monitor mode with my MBP a bit more workable (ie. I can move a window between displays and it doesn't alter in size _too_ much). The resolution is pretty much the bare minimum I can get away with for a long day at work as a software dev. I have a similar setup at the office with a 24" dell and a 19" side display.
  5. magid macrumors 6502


    Jan 6, 2003
    What do you mean with heat?

    I believe the mbp can support the 30" ACD.
  6. Jas123 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2008
    By heat, I mean will it raise the temp of my GPU diode.
  7. MusicallySilent macrumors member

    May 23, 2007
    If you are just planning on using it for webbrowsing, desktop, and other 2d acceleration tasks or minimal 3d acceleration, it may increase it by a few degrees but likely won't make much of a difference.

    However, if you currently play games at 1440x900 and make the jump in resolution to 1920x1200 it will likely get hotter working harder to push those extra 3d pixels in a high resolution 3d game

    Simply stated - Desktop usage will be little or no temp increase, games will likely increase temp if at full resolution.

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